Back To The Basics

Recently I’ve come across various articles talking about “real yoga” and how yoga teaching today has lost its authenticity and value. I find these articles very interesting. I agree with a lot that they have to say but just saying that “this is not true yoga” isn’t enough.

Sirsasana- The Benevolent King

Within the path of yoga, mastering Sirsasana (headstand) is a whole journey in itself. A journey filled with ups and down beginning from overcoming fear and doubts and slowly progressing onto

Surya Namaskar- Salutation To The Sun

In Hindu mythology, the sun God is worshiped as a symbol of health and immortal life. The Rig Veda (ancient Hindu scripture) declares that “Surya (sun) is the Soul, both of the moving and unmoving beings”. Surya Namaskar means 

Savasana- The Art Of Letting Go

Savasana is a weird pose. First it looks like a nap but it’s not, then we are asked to relax completely while lying down, but we’re not allowed to sleep – worst, we’re to remain fully conscious! Beyond this contradiction, Savasana is

The Yogi Trail

Ben and I spent the last year doing yoga and meditation in various places in India. I don’t claim to be an expert on yoga in India but I’m quite happy with

TEACHERS, Finally!

2015 was dedicated to yoga. The journey began in January and the ending in December couldn’t have been better. Looking back now I don’t think I could have done one year in any better way and there is no way I could have

15 Things To Do In Rishikesh

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the holy Ganges River, in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is world’s capital of yoga and meditation. The city has an infinite number of 

18 Things to Do in McLeodganj, Dharamsala

Mcleodganj is a small hilly town located in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. It is situated 9km uphill from Dharmsala in the Kangra District in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This town was completely wiped out by

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

A while ago, I took up a course at the Tushita Meditation Centre  in Mcleodganj, India. The course is called ‘introduction to Buddhism’. This, after Parmarth Ashram, was the next

10 Ways to Perfect Your Yoga Practice

To feel the great power of yoga spiritually and physically, yoga needs to become a lifestyle rather than just an exercise routine. Only when we start planning our days around yoga, do we actually begin to realise all the benefits of this practice. There are many things that you can do to progress; here are 10 essential habits that…